Healthcare is an umbrella term comprising hospitals, medical service providers, manufacturers of medical equipment, and health insurance companies. With so many services under its vast sphere, this sector is growing swiftly because of the strong coverage, impeccable services, and high-revenue contribution by the government as well as private healthcare divisions.
What is a healthcare organisation?
The Indian healthcare system comprises of a government body known as Quality Council of India (QCI). QCI aims at establishing and operating a national accreditation structure and promoting quality through National Quality Campaign. It comprises of a number of constituent boards like National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), and Joint Commission International (JCI).
These constituent boards are formed to set benchmarks for the healthcare industry and to cater to the needs of consumers. They encompass and regulate various constituent bodies like Healthcare Organisations (HCOs).
This instigates the need for a common platform to facilitate communication among the hospitals and the constituent boards. These HCOs not only share the best practices of healthcare providers, but they also promote and continuously improve the quality and safety of the services across India while collaborating with all the stakeholders. The consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) is one such renowned HCO, which is accredited by NABH, NACL, and JCI.
CAHO believes in promoting a nationwide quality movement in healthcare that is aimed at creating awareness amongst consumers and other stakeholders. This HCO also encourages research activities and focuses on getting established as a repository of best international and national healthcare practices. Moreover, it also supports various hospitals in conducting workshops and nursing training programmes to provide a better experience to the healthcare providers.
Intending to prevent hazardous events, several healthcare organisations in India are conducting diverse hospital training programmes to train the staff to deal with emergency situations. Similarly, the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) is one such non-profit society to continuously improve and promote healthcare activities, nationwide. They conduct numerous hospital training programmes like nursing training programmes, fire safety training programmes, infection control nurse training, etc. to ensure smooth functioning of the healthcare services.